navratri healthy indian recipes makahana laddoo
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Fasting is common during the festive season of Navratri – if you too are planning to do so then here’s something healthy and yummy that you can have during this time. These makhana laddoos are great as an offering to the Goddess or even if you want to indulge in them while fasting. 

What makes this recipe special is that it can be eaten by people with high blood sugar, high cholesterol and high blood pressure too. 

Preparation time – 30 minutes,
Serving– 12 laddoos


  • Makhana- 100gms
  • Stevia powder- 4 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts- 5gms 
  • Almonds- 15 gms
  • Walnut – 15gms 
  • Raisins- 15 gms
  • Flax seeds- 2 tbsp
  • Ghee- 1 tbsp
  • Skimmed Milk- 5 tbsp
  • Dried rose petals- 1 tbsp (optional)


  1. Dry roast the nuts and dry fruits until golden brown, keep aside.
  2. Dry roast the flaxseed for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add ghee and roast the makhana for 6-8 minutes on a very low flame or until golden brown.
  4. Grind the makhana, nuts, dry fruits and flax seeds into a coarse powder.
  5. Add the powdered makhana, nuts, dry fruits, flax seeds, and dried rose petals (optional), stevia in a bowl and mix well.
  6. Add milk slowly, one bsp. at a time, bind the mixture with milk.
  7. Apply some ghee/oil to the hand and start shaping the mixture to form ladoo.
  8. Serve at room temperature.

Nutritive Value for 12 laddoos:

Makhana 1003477692014
Stevia powder60000000
Cashew nuts5291.
Walnuts 151001.52.29.615.70.8
Raisins 1544.410.30.407.70.6
Flax seeds301333.35.510.777.17.8
Cow Ghee15135001500
Skimmed Milk75 213.41.80900
Dried rose petal3000000

Nutritional Value per serving (1 laddoo)

Energy75 kcal
Carbohydrate 8 g
Protein1.8 g
Fat 3.8 g
Calcium 20.5 mg
Fibre2 g


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